Aveda Earth Month Fashion Design Contest Winners
In 2015, the Aria team was recognized by Aveda for working together to create a runway-ready look using only recycled materials. Their creative design won them FREE tickets to Aveda Congress (a must-see show in the Industry) and a strut on the catwalk!

Best Salon Winner in North Fulton & South Forsyth 2013 & 2015
In 2013 and 2015, Aria was voted the Best Salon in North Fulton & South Fulton by Forsyth County News readers.

Northside Woman (May 2011)
Aria Salon was asked to give foster mom, Carla Driggs, a makeover for her spread in Northside Woman magazine in its May 2011 issue. Her makeover included a haircut and style by salon owner, Mechelle Khodayari, and a makeup application by Melissa Reich.

Aria Salon was recognized in April issue of Salon Today magazine as an eco-friendly salon.
“Simple incremental changes like changing the type of lighting can reduce our global footprint.” Matthew Khodayari.

Salon Today Magazine (December 2008)
“In an ever-challenging economic climate, the Salon Today 200 salons continue to grow by implementing the best business practices, providing a rewarding environment for their staff members and standout experience for their clients,” said Stacey Soble, editor-in-chief of Salon Today.

Salons Unlimited Magazine (December/January 2007/2008)
Aria Salon, Inc. was recognized in this issue of Salons Unlimited Magazine as an “Undiscovered Gem” of the Atlanta area for its forward-thinking perspective on the future of salon ownership. “Our goal is not to simply do hair but make a positive influence on peoples lives.” -Matthew Khodayari (July 2007)
“Going Green”
Down south in Alpharetta, GA, Aria Salon.Spa.Shoppe, lights up the neighborhood with cost-effective compact fluorescents. Aria’s nine compacts “use 250 watts but illuminate like 1,000 watts and generate very little heat,” says owner Matthew Khodayari. “Immediately, the employees said the change was like day and night.” In Aria’s color area, compacts beam from a large soffet to bounce light off the walls, compact fluorescents and halogens create a nice combination. Switching his bulbs from halogens to compact fluorescents has not only made Aria more “green,” but has also slashed the utility bills.

Salon Today Magazine (January 2007)
In January 2007, Aria Salon was recognized as one of the Top 200 salons in North America. The “Tenth annual issue of Salon Today 200 continues the tradition of featuring salons with excellent customer service, retention, and growth strategies”. This is ASI’s 4th consecutive year!

Atlanta Magazine ( December 2006)
In December 2006, Atlanta Magazine featured us with a caption “101 favorite salons & Spas.” Aria Salon.Spa.Shoppe, located in historic Alpharetta, offers chic cuts and Aveda products to cater to a hip OTP crowd. You can get a complimentary shoulder massage, have your makeup touched up with every appointment, and get a free bang trim in between.

Salon Today Magazine (January 2006)
Alpharetta’s Aria Salon.Spa.Shoppe, owned by Matthew & Mechelle Khodayari, recently was named one of the 200 fastest-growing salons by Salon Today magazine, a top business publication for the professional beauty industry. The magazine’s ninth annual Salon Today 200 profiled the selected salons in its January 2006 issue. The 200 salons were selected from applications submitted by Salon Today readers, who represent the 25,000 top-producing salons in the country. The magazine honored the applicants who posted the highest increases in gross sales between 2003 and 2004, and who were on track to increase sales significantly in 2005.